Cambridge research professor Brian Little analyzes and redefines the threads of our personalities — and suggests ways we can transform ourselves.

Why you should listen

Brian Little is an unapologetic introvert -- but in front of a classroom or a lecture hall, he delivers impassioned and witty explorations of contemporary personality psychology. In Little's view, we are as driven by spontaneous, "out of character" moments (and the projects we are passionate about) as we are by innate and learned traits.

Little's book Me, Myself and Us not only beautifully outlines Little's personality theories, but also imparts potentially life-changing advice for readers, while it warns of the hidden costs of hiding your true personality.

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“I defy you to read his book and not change the way you think about your friends, your family, and yourself.” — Daniel Pink

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